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Painting of Statue of Liberty as Muslim woman in Democratic congressman’s office stirs controversy | Fox News

Painting of Statue of Liberty as Muslim woman in Democratic congressman’s office stirs controversy | Fox News. A Democratic congressman is taking heat from Sarah Palin and other conservatives for a painting hanging in his California district office that depicts the Statue of Liberty as a Muslim woman. We the People Rising, a conservative-leaning activist group, was among the first […]

How Did the Dems’ IT Scandal Suspects Get Here? – Michelle Malkin

How Did the Dems' IT Scandal Suspects Get Here? – Michelle Malkin. by Michelle Malkin Here is a radical proposition: The public has a right to know the immigration status and history of foreign criminal suspects. Their entrance and employment sponsorship records should not be treated like classified government secrets — especially if the public’s tax dollars subsidized their salaries. […]

The Democrats’ Distorted Coalition – The American Interest

The Democrats’ Distorted Coalition – The American Interest. by Jason Willick · August 8, 2017 Dave Wasserman of FiveThirtyEight yesterday offered up a striking statistic to illustrate the Democrats’ weakness heading into the 2018 Congressional elections: Even if Democrats were to win every single 2018 House and Senate race for seats representing places that Hillary Clinton won or that Trump […]

Sanctuary City Showdowns | The Weekly Standard

Sanctuary City Showdowns | The Weekly Standard. Federal and state policymakers are trying to rein in cities that don’t work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sanctuary cities are finding themselves suddenly on the defensive, as the Justice Department and state legislatures are looking to force cooperation between local police and federal immigration enforcement. In the last few weeks, state and […]

All Is Calm In Guam After NK Threats | The Daily Caller

All Is Calm In Guam After NK Threats | The Daily Caller. by Ryan Pickrell · August 8, 2017 North Korea warned Wednesday it is considering plans for a possible strike on U.S. military forces in Guam, but the island is unfazed by the latest developments. “The [Korean People’s Army] Strategic Force is now carefully examining an operational plan for […]

Articles: This Mueller Thing Will End in Tears (for Liberals)

Articles: This Mueller Thing Will End in Tears (for Liberals). by Christopher Chantrill · August 8, 2017 If you are liberal and a faithful reader of The New York Times, you think that the Watergate campaign to take out President Nixon was America at its best. Imagine! A president covering up the criminal misdeeds of his underlings! But the liberal […]

Emails: Reporters Brushed Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Under The Rug

Emails: Reporters Brushed Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Under The Rug. by John Daniel Davidson · August 8, 2017 It has become obvious in the era of Trump that mainstream media organizations see themselves as defenders of freedom and decency against the depredations of the White House — a plucky band of present-day Woodward and Bernsteins holding the powerful to account, saving […]

N. Korea successfully miniaturizes nuclear warheads, officials say | TheHill

N. Korea successfully miniaturizes nuclear warheads, officials say | TheHill. by Rebecca Kheel and Josh Delk · August 8, 2017 North Korea has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead to mount on a ballistic missile, according to a new report. The assessment from the Defense Intelligence Agency, reported Tuesday by The Washington Post, puts Pyongyang closer than ever before to becoming […]

North Korea considers missile strike on Guam after Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ warning

North Korea considers missile strike on Guam after Trump's 'fire and fury' warning. by Christine Kim and James Oliphant · August 9, 2017 SEOUL/BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to […]

Mueller now urged to look into Seth Rich murder

Mueller now urged to look into Seth Rich murder. Only a few days after a bombshell hit the Seth Rich murder investigation in Washington, D.C., with a recording of Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh pointing out that WikiLeaks stopped releasing hacked DNC emails when Rich died, a private investigator is asking Special FBI Counsel Robert Mueller to look at […]

NYT’s ‘Leaked’ Bombshell Climate Report Was Actually Public for Months

NYT’s ‘Leaked’ Bombshell Climate Report Was Actually Public for Months. by Michael Bastasch · August 8, 2017 A draft government climate assessment The New York Times “obtained” and claims is not yet public has actually been available online since January, according to scientists who worked on the report. The Times reportedly obtained a draft copy of the upcoming National Climate […]

Diversity is Conformity at Google [Updated] | Trending

Diversity is Conformity at Google [Updated] | Trending. by Charlie Martin · August 7, 2017 It’s Monday, so it’s time for another diversity kerfuffle. This time, Gizmodo acquired a long, thoughtful piece on Google’s diversity policies. Here’s the TL;DR (“too long, didn’t read” — if you’re not familiar with the term, that’s an “executive summary” in the Geek.) Google’s political […]

Stossel: NYC Government Traumatizes Gun Owners – Reason.com

Stossel: NYC Government Traumatizes Gun Owners – Reason.com. by John Stossel · August 8, 2017 New York City arrests people who travel with guns–even when they notify and follow all TSA rules and have a valid gun license from their home state. & Maxim Lott | August 8, 2017 If you have a gun, don’t fly out of New York […]

What are Trump’s next steps to help forge peace? – Opinion – Jerusalem Post

What are Trump's next steps to help forge peace? – Opinion – Jerusalem Post. Last week the world was exposed to some of the Trump administration’s internal thinking with regard to the way it views the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A recording of a briefing Jared Kushner gave White House interns made its way to Wired Magazine, which then shared it with […]

Mueller Can Avoid an Iran-Contra Repeat – WSJ

Mueller Can Avoid an Iran-Contra Repeat – WSJ. By C. Boyden Gray Aug. 7, 2017 6:20 p.m. ET 324 COMMENTS Will Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation morph into an open-ended inquisition? Independent and special counsel investigations of the executive branch since Watergate often have. Mr. Mueller’s recently reported impaneling of a grand jury in Washington does not guarantee that it […]

The New York Times stumbles on the way to 2020 – The Washington Post

The New York Times stumbles on the way to 2020 – The Washington Post. With the August recess underway and the pace of news slowing in Washington, the New York Times felt compelled to stir the pot and accuse Vice President Pence of leading a “shadow campaign for 2020.” Are the New York Times’ readers so dumb that they think […]

Left Red Scare: Democrats Suddenly Hate Russia | National Review

Left Red Scare: Democrats Suddenly Hate Russia | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · August 7, 2017 Russian Realism? No one doubts that Vladimir Putin’s Russia is no ally of the U.S. But rivalry is quite a different notion than returning to the Cold War, when enemies faced each other down with arsenals of nuclear missiles. Quite strangely, the […]

Shutdown risk grows as both parties balk on debt ceiling hike

Shutdown risk grows as both parties balk on debt ceiling hike. by Susan Ferrechio · August 8, 2017 Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress are poised to stand in the way of lifting the nation’s borrowing limit next month, increasing the chances of real problems for House and Senate leaders as they try to increase the debt ceiling by an […]

Al Franken Is Not Funny & Is Not Senate Giant | National Review

Al Franken Is Not Funny & Is Not Senate Giant | National Review. by Kyle Smith · August 7, 2017 Al Franken was more prepared than you might think to run successfully for the U.S. Senate in 2008. Being a senator is serious business, and Franken had just spent 35 years not being funny. The challenge he faced was this: […]

Lynch used email alias ‘Elizabeth Carlisle’ to write about Clinton tarmac meeting | Fox News

Lynch used email alias 'Elizabeth Carlisle' to write about Clinton tarmac meeting | Fox News. Loretta Lynch used the alias “Elizabeth Carlisle” for official emails as attorney general, including those related to her infamous tarmac meeting last summer with former President Clinton. The emails were included in 413 pages of Justice Department documents provided to conservative watchdog groups Judicial Watch […]

The Trump Economy: Progress and Peril – Stephen Moore

The Trump Economy: Progress and Peril – Stephen Moore. by Stephen Moore Well, finally we are getting that “summer of recovery.” The July jobs report released Friday was a blockbuster — solid job gains across the economy, the lowest unemployment rate in more than a decade and a nice bump in wages. This was a report that transcends spin. You […]

Erdogan Hints at New Military Action in Syria – The American Interest

Erdogan Hints at New Military Action in Syria – The American Interest. by Andrew Bernard · August 7, 2017 The Turkish intervention in Northern Syria has been at a standstill for months as the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army isn’t pressing against the Assad regime to the south and can’t push east to the Euphrates so long as the Kurds have […]

AP Gives ‘Tips’ for Deciding If Your Kid Is Transgender

AP Gives 'Tips' for Deciding If Your Kid Is Transgender. The Associated Press is giving tips for parents on how to decide whether their child is transgender, including allowing little boys and girls to “call the shots in terms of their gender.” The article, “Wondering if your child is transgender? Here are some tips,” accompanied another AP story Monday that […]

Have You Met Burlington Bernie? | The Weekly Standard

Have You Met Burlington Bernie? | The Weekly Standard. By Alice B. Lloyd Alice Lloyd The Weekly Standard · August 14, 2017 The Democrat who’s challenging Sanders in 2018 would like you to know a few things about the most popular politician in America. Bernie Sanders might be the most popular politician all of America, and his constituents give him […]

EPA Is Using Bad Data | The Daily Caller

EPA Is Using Bad Data | The Daily Caller. by Michael Bastasch · August 7, 2017 One of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) longest and most successful air pollution standards is based on a taxpayer-funded study plagued by “data fabrication and falsification,” according to a veteran toxicologist. Toxicologist Albert Donnay says he’s found evidence a 1989 study commissioned by EPA […]

Articles: Far-Left Serial Accuser Targets Eric Bolling

Articles: Far-Left Serial Accuser Targets Eric Bolling. by Daniel John Sobieski · August 8, 2017 Fox news icon Bill O’Reilly, arguably the man who propelled Fox News into media dominance, was the first at Fox News to fold his tent under duress and slip away under the cloud of multiple charges of sexual harassment. He was the first Fox News […]

11 California counties have more registered voters than eligible voters

11 California counties have more registered voters than eligible voters. Since the 2016 presidential election, many different factors have been blamed for each side’s electoral shortcomings. Hillary Clinton continues to blame anything and everything except herself for her loss: Russia, James Comey and the FBI, sexism, cable news, talk radio and incompetent campaign employees, to mention a few. President Trump, […]

Qatar Is Playing a Dangerous Game of Political Chicken | The National Interest

Qatar Is Playing a Dangerous Game of Political Chicken | The National Interest. Last month a Saudi-led group of nations that includes Egypt, UAE and Bahrain modified the thirteen demands it had made on Qatar over a month ago and instead insisted on six principles. These principles are an attempt to convince the Qataris to combat extremism and terror, to […]

DOJ Releases 400-Plus Pages of Lynch-Clinton Meeting Emails – After Comey’s FBI Said No Records Existed

DOJ Releases 400-Plus Pages of Lynch-Clinton Meeting Emails – After Comey’s FBI Said No Records Existed. by Zenny Phuong · August 6, 2017 (CNSNews.com) – The Department of Justice on Friday released 413 pages of emails related to a controversial private meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the FBI’s investigation into then-presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton’s […]

Continued US Leadership Requires Military Reinvestment

Continued US Leadership Requires Military Reinvestment. by Andrew Nagode · August 7, 2017 The current House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act both seek welcome increases in the Pentagon’s defense budget. Unfortunately, the law of the land is the Budget Control Act and the limits and consequences imposed by it. This means that in 2018, the defense […]

Trump Takes Twitter Shots at Blumenthal After Russia Remarks

Trump Takes Twitter Shots at Blumenthal After Russia Remarks. by Bridget Johnson · August 7, 2017 WASHINGTON — From his summer vacation spot at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., President Trump today tore into a Democratic senator who has sponsored one of the bills in the upper chamber intended to block the president from firing a special counsel without […]

Trump Deserves Some Credit for Stock Market Gains – Reason.com

Trump Deserves Some Credit for Stock Market Gains – Reason.com. by Ira Stoll · August 7, 2017 Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/NewscomIn an era of political polarization, here’s one item that’s rapidly emerging as a rare bipartisan consensus: President Trump doesn’t deserve credit for the stock market boom since his election. “Can we thank Trump for the stock market boom? Short answer, […]

Brexit Cunning Leaves Eurocrats Nonplussed | The American Spectator

Brexit Cunning Leaves Eurocrats Nonplussed | The American Spectator. by Stephen Michael MacLean · August 8, 2017 Baldrick, of Blackadder fame, a member of Team Brexit? Who knew? For the uninitiated, Blackadder is a British comedy series, starring Rowan Atkinson (of Mr. Bean fame) in the title role, as various scheming rogues through the march of history. Tony Robinson plays […]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s pathetic ‘right thing’ defense | New York Post

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s pathetic ‘right thing’ defense | New York Post. by Post Editorial Board · August 5, 2017 Only someone as brazenly arrogant as Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz could claim her own irresponsible behavior as a civic virtue. The former Democratic Party chair insists she “did the right thing” by not firing an IT aide after being warned he […]

Why So Expensive? | The Weekly Standard

Why So Expensive? | The Weekly Standard. The real reason Obamacare premiums have gone up so much. The failed Republican effort to kill Obamacare had a saving grace. It’s small but significant. We now know the chief cause of skyrocketing health-insurance premiums since Obamacare was activated in 2013. And it’s not the “essential benefits” everyone is forced to buy, though […]

Byron York: State Department divided on mission

Byron York: State Department divided on mission. As part of what he calls a “redesign” of the State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has surveyed more than 35,000 State employees on the most fundamental questions facing the organization. And Tillerson — or, more accurately, a consulting firm hired by the secretary — has found that large blocs of State […]

McMaster and Mattis Are Rare Assets—Not Deep State Liabilities – American Greatness

McMaster and Mattis Are Rare Assets—Not Deep State Liabilities – American Greatness. by Victor Davis Hanson · August 5, 2017 There is a larger context concerning the recent controversies among the architects of Trump’s national security team and agenda, and the criticism of National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. Recall first that the foreign policy of Barack Obama, Ben Rhodes, Susan […]

Liberal Elite Class Warfare on Working Class Helps Trump | National Review

Liberal Elite Class Warfare on Working Class Helps Trump | National Review. by John Fund · August 6, 2017 Everyone knows that Republicans have political problems, from their failure to repeal Obamacare to President Trump’s erratic tweets to his sputtering efforts to make populism a governing philosophy. But what about Democrats? While their problems don’t get as much media attention, […]

Rosenstein, Christie temper reports of Mueller grand jury in Russia probe | Fox News

Rosenstein, Christie temper reports of Mueller grand jury in Russia probe | Fox News. by Joseph Weber Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday tempered news reports about special counsel Robert Mueller impaneling another grand jury in his Russia meddling-collusion case, suggesting the move doesn’t mean the investigation is expanding or perhaps an indictment is […]

Optimism of Small-Business Owners at Highest Level Seen in Decade

Optimism of Small-Business Owners at Highest Level Seen in Decade. Optimism for small-business owners about their business situation is at the highest level seen in a decade, according to a poll from Gallup. Business owners were asked about their current business situation and how they felt about their businesses’ future. While business owners are historically more positive about the future […]

Rosenstein: DOJ Is ‘After the Leakers, Not the Journalists’ | The Weekly Standard

Rosenstein: DOJ Is 'After the Leakers, Not the Journalists' | The Weekly Standard. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had said Friday that he was reviewing rules for subpoenaing reporters. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Sunday that the Justice Department is not out to target and prosecute journalists, after mounting concern over how a newly announced crackdown on leaks could affect […]

Apple Is Selling Its Soul To China | The Daily Caller

Apple Is Selling Its Soul To China | The Daily Caller. by Ryan Pickrell · August 6, 2017 Tech giant Apple Inc. is increasingly caving to the demands of communist China in order to stay in a market where it is losing ground and advancing authoritarian objectives in exchange for short-term profits and, potentially, long-term losses. China is Apple’s second-largest […]

Articles: The Plot Thickens: Conservative Host Eric Bolling is Suspended by Fox News

Articles: The Plot Thickens: Conservative Host Eric Bolling is Suspended by Fox News. by Peter Barry Chowka · August 6, 2017 One-by-one, key players at Fox News are being taken out by allegations that remain untested in any judicial proceedings. On Friday evening August 4 at 8:23 PM, an article was published at HuffPost: “Fox News Host Sent Unsolicited Lewd […]

Pence denies eyeing presidential bid amid distance with Trump over Russia

Pence denies eyeing presidential bid amid distance with Trump over Russia. by Susan Cornwell · August 6, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday denied that he is preparing for a presidential election run in 2020, saying the suggestion is “disgraceful and offensive.” Pence was responding to a New York Times report that some Republicans were […]

Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea

Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea. A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the North’s economic lifeline, as Beijing called on its neighbor to halt its missile and nuclear tests. The Trump administration cautiously embraced China’s apparent newfound cooperation, while putting it on […]

‘Muslim mafia’ CAIR loses another partnership

‘Muslim mafia’ CAIR loses another partnership. San Diego’s school board is only the latest public entity to formally cut ties with the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group that claims to be a defender of Muslim civil rights but was shown in court to be a front for the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas. The school board, in its […]

Qatar Is Playing a Dangerous Game of Political Chicken | The National Interest

Qatar Is Playing a Dangerous Game of Political Chicken | The National Interest. Last month a Saudi-led group of nations that includes Egypt, UAE and Bahrain modified the thirteen demands it had made on Qatar over a month ago and instead insisted on six principles. These principles are an attempt to convince the Qataris to combat extremism and terror, to […]

Why Trump’s Ban on Travel to North Korea Is a Positive Step

Why Trump’s Ban on Travel to North Korea Is a Positive Step. by Shiyi Zhang · August 4, 2017 Following the tragic death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was in a coma for a year in North Korean captivity, the Trump administration has decided to ban U.S. citizens from traveling to North Korea. The ban would also target a […]

Outright Defiance of Trump Policies by Federal Bureaucrats

Outright Defiance of Trump Policies by Federal Bureaucrats. by Rick Moran · August 6, 2017 The Hill is reporting that holdover Obama political appointees and even some career bureaucrats are refusing to implement the policies of Donald Trump and criticizing their superiors. A handful of current and former career staffers in the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have […]

Why So Expensive? | The Weekly Standard

Why So Expensive? | The Weekly Standard. The real reason Obamacare premiums have gone up so much. The failed Republican effort to kill Obamacare had a saving grace. It’s small but significant. We now know the chief cause of skyrocketing health-insurance premiums since Obamacare was activated in 2013. And it’s not the “essential benefits” everyone is forced to buy, though […]

Mueller Investigation — Impeachment Could Be Where Grand Jury Leads | National Review

Mueller Investigation — Impeachment Could Be Where Grand Jury Leads | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · August 5, 2017 The principal function of a federal grand jury is to investigate a suspected crime with an eye toward returning an indictment — a formal accusation of felony misconduct. In the alternative, a grand jury may file a “no true […]

McMaster: Threat of North Korean nuclear weapon strike ‘impossible to overstate’ | Fox News

McMaster: Threat of North Korean nuclear weapon strike 'impossible to overstate' | Fox News. National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Saturday the threat of North Korea launching a nuclear weapon at the U.S. or another rival nation is “impossible to overstate” and repeated that a preemptive military strike remains an option. “It’s impossible to overstate the danger associated with a […]

The Treachery of Murkowski, Collins and McCain – Bruce Bialosky

The Treachery of Murkowski, Collins and McCain – Bruce Bialosky. by Bruce Bialosky Previously, we have written how important it is to restructure our health insurance system after the dishonest, unnecessary and destructive law passed by a fully-partisan vote known as Obamacare. We have defined the fact that this is a team effort by Republicans which would orient the insurance […]

How Obama’s Weakness Encouraged Russian Election Meddling – The American Interest

How Obama’s Weakness Encouraged Russian Election Meddling – The American Interest. by Damir Marusic · August 4, 2017 From the mysterious death of Mikhail Lesin in Washington DC to the assault on an American in front of our embassy in Moscow, President Obama was very careful in calibrating his responses to Russian provocations throughout 2016. Too careful. Amid the unrelenting […]

Feds Spend $300,000 for ‘Dialogues About Water’ – Washington Free Beacon

Feds Spend $300,000 for 'Dialogues About Water' – Washington Free Beacon. The National Endowment for the Humanities’ list of taxpayer-funded projects includes $300,000 for conversations about water, $75,000 for a database of podcasts, and $30,000 for oral histories of lesbian and gay Idahoans. The NEH released its list of its first projects under the Trump administration this week. Jon Peede, […]

The Persistently Misleading Media | The Weekly Standard

The Persistently Misleading Media | The Weekly Standard. By KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr. The Weekly Standard · August 14, 2017 The Trump Education Department’s plan to change the Obama administration’s policy on campus rape accusations—a policy that has helped expel countless students who were innocent of any sex crime—set off a frenzied attack by interest groups. In joining […]

Reporters Hesitant To Cover Meeting | The Daily Caller

Reporters Hesitant To Cover Meeting | The Daily Caller. by Amber Randall · August 5, 2017 A series of emails from reporters at The Washington Post and The New York Times published Friday reveal they weren’t eager to cover the 2016 tarmac meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The American Center for Law and […]

Articles: Colossus of Corruption: Ben Rhodes Unmasked

Articles: Colossus of Corruption: Ben Rhodes Unmasked. by Daniel John Sobieski · August 5, 2017 Somehow it does not surprise that former Obama Deputy Security Adviser Ben Rhodes is now a “person of interest” in the probe of who illegally leaked for political purposes the names of Team Trump players allegedly collected inadvertently in intelligence reports. He joins others on […]

After sanctions, Tillerson may find Russia talks an uphill climb

After sanctions, Tillerson may find Russia talks an uphill climb. by Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Landay · August 6, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has the unenviable task of exploring U.S.-Russian cooperation following Washington’s latest sanctions on Russia and Moscow’s expulsion of U.S. diplomats. Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet this weekend at […]

UN imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea

UN imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea. The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions Saturday to punish North Korea for its escalating nuclear and missile programs including a ban on coal and other exports worth over $1 billion — a huge bite in its total exports, valued at $3 billion last year. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called […]

Federal employees step up defiance of president

Federal employees step up defiance of president. Government employees are growing increasingly willing to criticize or defy the White House and President Trump’s top appointees. A handful of current and former career staffers in the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have openly shredded their superiors within the last several weeks, continuing a trend that has developed throughout the […]

What the Sanctions Really Mean for Russia | The National Interest

What the Sanctions Really Mean for Russia | The National Interest. If there’s one thing that the overwhelming majority of policymakers and experts in Moscow and Washington now agree on is that the current crisis in U.S.-Russia relations is spiraling in its character, systemic in its nature and lingering in its resolution prospects. The rest of the discourse is ripped […]

The EU Must Not Threaten the Sovereignty of Poland

The EU Must Not Threaten the Sovereignty of Poland. by Mike Muller · August 4, 2017 The European Union, which has long interfered in the affairs of sovereign European nations, looks to be meddling in the political affairs of Poland. On Tuesday, July 25, the president of Poland, Andrzej Duda, signed one of three controversial bills that would reform the […]

Bill Advances to Block Palestinian Aid Over Terror Paydays

Bill Advances to Block Palestinian Aid Over Terror Paydays. by Bridget Johnson · August 4, 2017 WASHINGTON — A Senate committee advanced legislation to block aid to the Palestinian Authority as long as Ramallah keeps distributing payments to the families of terrorists. As senators left for their home districts this week, the Taylor Force Act won’t receive a vote in […]

The White House Press Briefing Showdown | The American Spectator

The White House Press Briefing Showdown | The American Spectator. by Debra J. Saunders · August 6, 2017 Washington When White House senior policy advisor Stephen Miller called on CNN’s Jim Acosta at Wednesday’s press briefing, Miller knew what he was doing. Miller had every reason to believe that Acosta would challenge President Donald Trump’s support for the Reforming American […]

Individualism Increasing Across the World – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Individualism Increasing Across the World – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Ronald Bailey · August 4, 2017 The richer people become, the more eagerly they throw off the shackles of collectivism. |Aug. 4, 2017 2:45 pm BaltyraGood news fellow libertarians: We are winning! Individualism is rising across the world, according to a forthcoming study in Psychological Science by a […]

What Is Harvard Hiding? – WSJ

What Is Harvard Hiding? – WSJ. By The Editorial Board Aug. 4, 2017 7:17 p.m. ET 93 COMMENTS One microdrama this week came from a leaked document revealing that the Justice Department may staff up an investigation into “intentional race-based discrimination” in college admissions. The left is accusing Justice of dismantling racial preferences, though acceptance practices at elite universities deserve […]

The War over H. R. McMaster | The National Interest

The War over H. R. McMaster | The National Interest. National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster is a man under fire. Or maybe that’s Steve Bannon. Or maybe, after a week that saw rivals Reince Priebus and Anthony Scaramucci suddenly head for the exits, both are in jeopardy. What is clear is that Donald Trump is increasingly pressed to make foreign […]

The Liberal Elite Wants to Manage Our Lives. They Must Be Stopped.

The Liberal Elite Wants to Manage Our Lives. They Must Be Stopped.. by Mark Levin · July 31, 2017 The civil society predates the constitutional order. Its subjugation and transformation by a voracious and an unappeasable administrative state is the true object of the progressive ideologue. But the purpose of a constitution, or at least the American Constitution, is to […]

Jim Acosta Is a Knucklehead | Klavan On The Culture

Jim Acosta Is a Knucklehead | Klavan On The Culture. by Andrew Klavan · August 4, 2017 One of my favorite moments of political hilarity this year was when the Statue of Liberty started crying. President Trump had just issued an executive order aimed at curtailing the number of incoming refugees intent on destroying the country and, oh, the Lady […]

The Senate’s last best chance to end the Obamacare disaster

The Senate's last best chance to end the Obamacare disaster. by Justin Haskins · August 4, 2017 One week ago, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., met with President Trump and top White House officials to discuss their plan to attain the 50 votes necessary in the Senate to replace the Affordable Care Act. Although […]

Campus Rape Allegations: Courts, Not Schools, Are Best Judge | National Review

Campus Rape Allegations: Courts, Not Schools, Are Best Judge | National Review. by David French · August 4, 2017 One of the best ways to determine whether a case is weak is to watch good minds try and fail to make it. This is exactly what happened in the New York Times yesterday, as John Krakauer and Laura Dunn teamed […]

Sessions announces hunt for leakers, says cases have ‘exploded’ | Fox News

Sessions announces hunt for leakers, says cases have 'exploded' | Fox News. by Barnini Chakraborty Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other top administration officials lashed out Friday against illegal leaks and issued a stern warning that offenders will be “held accountable,” announcing new efforts to hunt them down. “No government can be effective when its members cannot speak in confidence” […]

Vietnam Backs Down in the South China Sea – The American Interest

Vietnam Backs Down in the South China Sea – The American Interest. The capitulation is official. The New York Times confirms today that Vietnam has suspended gas drilling in the South China Sea, after mounting Chinese pressure and doubts about Washington’s commitments: Vietnam appears to have retreated in a high-stakes maritime gambit against China, suspending a gas-drilling project that it […]

McMaster Becomes Latest Target of White House Infighting

McMaster Becomes Latest Target of White House Infighting. The disclosure that White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster sought to preserve former Obama administration adviser Susan Rice’s top secret clearance has provided fresh grist for internal foes of McMaster’s to push for the General’s ouster from the Trump administration, according to multiple administration insiders who view the situation as the […]

The Real Reason McMaster Let Susan Rice Keep Her Security Clearance | The Weekly Standard

The Real Reason McMaster Let Susan Rice Keep Her Security Clearance | The Weekly Standard. One story going around among conservatives online Thursday was the production of a letter from Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster to one of his predecessors in the job, Susan Rice. The April letter alerts Rice, who worked in the Obama administration, that her security […]

Mueller’s Jury Stacks Deck Against Trump | The Daily Caller

Mueller's Jury Stacks Deck Against Trump | The Daily Caller. by Chuck Ross · August 4, 2017 Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to impanel a grand jury in Washington, D.C. will prove “very unfavorable” to President Trump, in part because of the “ethnic and racial composition” of jury members, says constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz. “I think it’s a tactical move […]

Articles: Are Climate Warriors Giving Up?

Articles: Are Climate Warriors Giving Up?. by Brian C. Joondeph · August 4, 2017 Climate change warriors have transitioned from being motivated and enthusiastic to despondent and fatalistic. A Washington Post article this week headlined, “We only have a 5 percent chance of avoiding ‘dangerous’ global warming.” It looks to me like they have thrown in the towel. We are […]

We All Need To Admit That America Has A Tattoo Problem

We All Need To Admit That America Has A Tattoo Problem. by Mark Hemingway · August 4, 2017 For a variety of personal and professional reasons, I did an epic amount of travel in the last year, across thousands of miles and several states, and there was one cultural constant: Everywhere I went were lots of people with tattoos. And […]

Trump defends McMaster in wake of criticism on the right | TheHill

Trump defends McMaster in wake of criticism on the right | TheHill. by Julia Manchester · August 4, 2017 President Trump is defending his national security adviser H.R. McMaster in the wake of criticism from those in the nationalist wing of his political coalition. “General McMaster and I are working very well together,” Trump said in a statement to The […]

U.S. Army halts use of Chinese-made drones over cyber concerns

U.S. Army halts use of Chinese-made drones over cyber concerns. by Alwyn Scott · August 4, 2017 NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Army has ordered its members to stop using drones made by Chinese manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd because of “cyber vulnerabilities” in the products. An Aug. 2 Army memo posted online and verified by Reuters applies […]

Manchin dodges party-switch fallout – POLITICO

Manchin dodges party-switch fallout – POLITICO. by GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI and KEVIN ROBILLARD · August 4, 2017 A former governor and secretary of state himself, Sen. Joe Manchin’s fate in the overwhelmingly pro-Trump state was always going to rise and fall on his own distinctive political brand. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin’s island is shrinking. The West Virginia Democrat’s […]

Sessions vows crackdown on leaks of classified information

Sessions vows crackdown on leaks of classified information. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged on Friday to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald Trump. The nation’s top law enforcement official cited no current investigations in which disclosures of information had jeopardized the […]

House panel OKs protections for persecuted homeschoolers

House panel OKs protections for persecuted homeschoolers. A House committee has approved a bill that would offer protection in the U.S. for homeschoolers who are persecuted in foreign countries. The Home School Legal Defense Association this week praised the recent decision by the House Judicial Committee to advance H.R. 391, the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017. The […]

‘The Comey FBI lied to us’

‘The Comey FBI lied to us’. A legal team probing the “surreptitious” airport tarmac meeting in Phoenix between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton – just as Hillary Clinton was under FBI investigation for her handling of classified information – contends the FBI under James Comey lied about it. The American Center for Law and Justice said […]

Will Europe Rebel Against U.S. Sanctions? | The National Interest

Will Europe Rebel Against U.S. Sanctions? | The National Interest. The United States finalized new sanctions against Moscow this week, roping it in with perennial bad actors Iran and North Korea. Despite complaints from Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson—the pair of ex-CEOs that now lead U.S. foreign policy—the administration assented to the “flawed” package on Wednesday. While Trump is sometimes […]

GOP Senators Introduce Pro-Wall, Anti-Sanctuary City Immigration Act

GOP Senators Introduce Pro-Wall, Anti-Sanctuary City Immigration Act. During a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, Republican Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ron Jonhson (R-Wisc.), John Barrasso (R-Wy.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) introduced and immigration bill that focuses on building a wall on the US-Mexico border, implementing Kate’s Law, and withholding federal funding from sanctuary cities. If passed, the Building America’s […]

West Virginia Governor’s Party Switch Shows ‘Momentum’ for GOP

West Virginia Governor's Party Switch Shows ‘Momentum’ for GOP. by Rachel del Guidice · August 4, 2017 Republicans now control the governorship and legislature in 26 states, as West Virginia’s governor announced his switch from Democrat during a rally Thursday night with President Donald Trump. “The Democrats walked away from me,” West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said at the rally […]

Waters Encourages Leaking Confidential Info From White House

Waters Encourages Leaking Confidential Info From White House. On The View, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), one of the leaders of the the impeach-Trump movement, encouraged more confidential leaking from the Trump administration. After a panelist questioned, “We don’t need to hear these conversations, they’re confidential,” Waters said, “I need to hear these conversations.” She simply denied that foreign countries might […]

There’s No ‘Bipartisan’ Solution to Fix Obamacare | The American Spectator

There’s No ‘Bipartisan’ Solution to Fix Obamacare | The American Spectator. by Stephen Moore · August 4, 2017 In the wake of the GOP’s botched Obamacare repeal effort in the Senate, exuberant Democrats and the media started clamoring for a “bipartisan” approach to health care reform. ‎ Exactly what kind of “deal” do they have in mind? On Sunday House […]

Individualism Increasing Across the World – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Individualism Increasing Across the World – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Ronald Bailey · August 4, 2017 The richer people become, the more eagerly they throw off the shackles of collectivism. |Aug. 4, 2017 2:45 pm BaltyraGood news fellow libertarians: We are winning! Individualism is rising across the world, according to a forthcoming study in Psychological Science by a […]

Reagan Cut Taxes, Revenue Boomed – WSJ

Reagan Cut Taxes, Revenue Boomed – WSJ. By Phil Gramm and Michael Solon Aug. 3, 2017 6:51 p.m. ET 87 COMMENTS A great advantage of having been present when history was made is that later you can sometimes recall what actually happened. Such institutional memory is important today in assessing the 1981 Reagan tax cuts, whose effect is now being […]

Trump Presidency Tests Institutions, Guardrails Hold | National Review

Trump Presidency Tests Institutions, Guardrails Hold | National Review. by Charles Krauthammer · August 3, 2017 A future trivia question and historical footnote, the spectacular ten-day flameout of Anthony Scaramucci qualifies as the most entertaining episode yet of the ongoing reality show that is the Trump presidency. (Working title: “The Pompadours of 1600 Pennsylvania.”) But even as the cocksure sycophant’s […]

Robert Mueller – Grand Jury Appointment | National Review

Robert Mueller – Grand Jury Appointment | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · August 3, 2017 The most significant conclusion we can draw from news that a grand jury has been impaneled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is that the so-called Russia investigation, officially, is a criminal investigation. The purpose of a grand jury is to investigate a factual […]

Judicial Watch clashes with DOJ over ‘talking points’ from Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting | Fox News

Judicial Watch clashes with DOJ over 'talking points' from Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting | Fox News. by Brooke Singman Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is clashing with the Trump Justice Department over access to “talking points” the DOJ prepared under the Obama administration to explain the controversial tarmac meeting between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton last year. Judicial Watch is seeking […]

Ignoring the Lessons of Effective Presidents – Michael Barone

Ignoring the Lessons of Effective Presidents – Michael Barone. by Michael Barone Who have been the most successful presidents in the past 80 years? Most successful, that is, in framing issues and advancing their policies, achieving foreign policy success, winning re-election and maintaining high job approval. My nominees are Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan. They had in common […]

Feds Building Prototype in San Diego for the Wall

Feds Building Prototype in San Diego for the Wall. The Department of Homeland Security announced its plans to build a 15-mile prototype of the border wall in San Diego. The department issued a waiver from numerous environmental laws and regulations to build the wall with “robust physical characteristics” to prevent illegal immigration crossings in an area of “high illegal entry.” […]

Kaepernick’s GF Appears To Compare Bisciotti To Slave Owner « CBS Baltimore

Kaepernick’s GF Appears To Compare Bisciotti To Slave Owner « CBS Baltimore. by Joseph Sergent BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Colin Kaepernick’s reported girlfriend tweeted out pictures Wednesday that appear to compare Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and Ray Lewis to a slave owner and slave. Nessa Diab is a New York City radio DJ and regular on MTV’s Girl Code. The picture […]

The Deep State Takes on Tillerson | The Weekly Standard

The Deep State Takes on Tillerson | The Weekly Standard. By Ike Brannon The Weekly Standard · August 7, 2017 The fine on ExxonMobil is odd, to say the least, once you read the fine print. The Treasury Department recently announced that it would levy a $2 million fine against ExxonMobil for alleged violations of Ukraine-related sanctions policy while Secretary […]

McCain Attacks Trump On Russia | The Daily Caller

McCain Attacks Trump On Russia | The Daily Caller. by Robert Donachie · August 3, 2017 Republican Sen. John McCain called out President Donald Trump on Twitter Thursday morning after the president said U.S.-Russian relations are at an “all-time low” and put the blame on Congress. “Our relationship w/ Russia is at dangerous low,” the senator tweeted on Thursday. “You […]

Articles: Putin Unmasked

Articles: Putin Unmasked. by Daniel Ashman · August 3, 2017 Congress just passed a sanctions bill directed at Iran, North Korea, and Russia, by margins of 98-2 in the Senate and 419-3 in the House. There is a significant faction of Republicans who yearn to have better relations with Putin. They berate Congress for “poking the Russian Bear” and wish […]

Why Is The New York Times Trying to Rehabilitate Communism?

Why Is The New York Times Trying to Rehabilitate Communism?. by Robert Tracinski · August 3, 2017 Has anyone else observed a striking pattern in the New York Times recently? They’ve hosted a series of fond, nostalgic recollections about the good old days of twentieth-century Communism—the optimism, the idealism, the moral authority. Not to mention the gulags, the squalor, and […]

Bill to cut off aid to Palestinians passed by U.S. committee

Bill to cut off aid to Palestinians passed by U.S. committee. by Patricia Zengerle · August 3, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate committee approved a bill on Thursday that would cut off $300 million in annual U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it stops making what lawmakers described as payments that reward violent crimes. The Senate Foreign […]

West Virginia Democratic governor switches to GOP – POLITICO

West Virginia Democratic governor switches to GOP – POLITICO. by MATTHEW NUSSBAUM, GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI, KEVIN ROBILLARD and DANIEL STRAUSS · August 3, 2017 Justice’s expected announcement is further confirmation of the state’s rightward tilt. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced a party switch Thursday evening in a surprise appearance with President Donald Trump in Huntington, West Virginia. “Today, I will […]

AP source: Mueller using grand jury in DC in Russia probe

AP source: Mueller using grand jury in DC in Russia probe. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe said Thursday. The use of a grand jury, a standard prosecution tool in criminal investigations, suggests that Mueller […]

Trump adviser fired over memo warning of globalist-Islamist ‘deep state’

Trump adviser fired over memo warning of globalist-Islamist ‘deep state’. A Trump adviser who advocated for declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and warned of a globalist “deep state” working to undermine the Trump agenda has been axed by the president’s top national security chief, H.R. McMaster. Rich Higgins But the fired adviser, Rich Higgans, is only the latest […]

Powerplay: Why America Must Capitalize On Its Alliances in the Asia-Pacific Region | The National Interest

Powerplay: Why America Must Capitalize On Its Alliances in the Asia-Pacific Region | The National Interest. North Korea is the single largest threat emanating from the Asia-Pacific region today. In previous weeks, Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)—the latest in a string of missile tests and provocations since President Trump’s election. And the rogue Kim regime shows no […]

WH: Senior Director for Intelligence Booted from National Security Council

WH: Senior Director for Intelligence Booted from National Security Council. The senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, has been removed from his post, the White House said Wednesday. A White House official said National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster “appreciates the good work accomplished in the NSC’s Intelligence directorate under Ezra Cohen’s leadership.” McMaster “has […]

5 Reasons H.R. McMaster Is the Right Leader for a Tough President

5 Reasons H.R. McMaster Is the Right Leader for a Tough President. by James Carafano · August 3, 2017 For months, there have been reports of strong disagreements in the White House. There’s nothing wrong with that. In our view, that’s often the best way tough decisions get made. In national security adviser H.R. McMaster, the president has a leader […]

Acosta Pulls the Media’s Mask Off | The American Spectator

Acosta Pulls the Media’s Mask Off | The American Spectator. by George Neumayr · August 3, 2017 It is impossible to overstate the partisan jackassery of CNN, which is at once a product of the cynical, ratings-driven scumbaggery of its head Jeff Zucker and the pretentious liberalism of its “reporters,” almost all of whom come from Democratic circles. What an […]

Mississippi Nissan plant vote a crucial test for unions

Mississippi Nissan plant vote a crucial test for unions. by Sean Higgins · August 3, 2017 Workers at a Nissan plant in Mississippi will start voting Thursday on whether they should become part of the United Auto Workers, a crucial opportunity for the union to make inroads in the labor-averse South. That may be true even if the union loses […]

Identity Politics & 2016 Election — Democrats Try More Inclusive Message | National Review

Identity Politics & 2016 Election — Democrats Try More Inclusive Message | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · August 3, 2017 The startling 2016 presidential election weakened the notion of tribal identity rather than a shared American identity. And it may have begun a return to the old idea of unhyphenated Americans. Many working-class voters left the Democratic party […]

Keeping Devin Nunes Out Of The Game – Byron York

Keeping Devin Nunes Out Of The Game – Byron York. by Byron York In early April, news reports were filled with word that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes had recused himself from the committee’s Russia investigation. Outside activist groups accused Nunes of revealing classified information, and the House Ethics Committee decided to look into the matter. Nunes was forced […]

America’s Biggest Energy Problem – The American Interest

America’s Biggest Energy Problem – The American Interest. by Jamie Horgan · August 2, 2017 The number of new American nuclear reactors under construction fell by half this week, after a project in South Carolina was abandoned less than two-fifths of the way through. The project, owned by a pair of utilities, was shelved after running into numerous delays and […]

Health Insurers in Idaho Request Premium Rate Hikes As High As 81%

Health Insurers in Idaho Request Premium Rate Hikes As High As 81%. Health care insurers in Idaho have requested premium rate hikes as high as 81 percent for next year, according to the state’s Department of Insurance. The five insurers serving the individual market in Idaho are Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service, Mountain Health Co-Op, PacificSource Health Plans, Regence […]

Inside the McMaster-Bannon War | The Weekly Standard

Inside the McMaster-Bannon War | The Weekly Standard. General John Kelly may be trying to institute military-style discipline in the West Wing, but that hasn’t put a stop to the civil war happening over President Donald Trump’s National Security Council. If anything, the dawning of the Kelly era may have accelerated that war. The national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, has […]

Abedin Emails Clinton Pay Play Scandal | The Daily Caller

Abedin Emails Clinton Pay Play Scandal | The Daily Caller. by Jack Crowe · August 2, 2017 Former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin used her personal email account to transmit classified documents and coordinate favors for Clinton donors, according to emails obtained by Judicial Watch Wednesday. Judicial Watch obtained the documents as part of a lawsuit filed after the State […]

Articles: On Rebels and Pretenders

Articles: On Rebels and Pretenders. by Jeremy Egerer · August 3, 2017 The hippies are nearly always good for a laugh unless you have to deal with one, and then they are downright insufferable. Most people who call themselves hippies are actually just for natural living and easy vibes, but in reality, a hippie is a person who rebels against […]

College Reinstates Professor Who Said White People Should Die’

College Reinstates Professor Who Said White People Should ' Die'. by Dion J. Pierre and Peter Wood · August 2, 2017 Four days after James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on a group of Republican congressmen at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, Trinity Professor Johnny Eric Williams sided with anonymous blogger “Son of Baldwin,” who proposed that black emergency personnel […]

White House aide blasts CNN reporter for ‘cosmopolitan bias’ – POLITICO

White House aide blasts CNN reporter for 'cosmopolitan bias' – POLITICO. by NOLAN D. MCCASKILL · August 2, 2017 “Tell me what years meet Jim Acosta’s definition of the Statue of Liberty poem law of the land?” Stephen Miller probed the CNN reporter during a tense exchange Wednesday. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images White House senior adviser Stephen Miller smiled as […]

Trump blasts Russia sanctions bill _ but still signs it

Trump blasts Russia sanctions bill _ but still signs it. Dealt a striking congressional rebuke, Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a “seriously flawed” package of sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, bowing for the moment to resistance from both parties to his push for warmer ties with Moscow. Trump signed the most significant piece of legislation of his presidency […]

Bombshell dropped on Seth Rich murder mystery

Bombshell dropped on Seth Rich murder mystery. Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh appears to have dropped a bombshell in audio released Tuesday – pointing out that the DNC emails obtained by WikiLeaks stopped pouring in after the mysterious murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich in 2016. In the audio, Hersh also claims an FBI report described to him by […]

Why Trump Is Right about Immigration | The National Interest

Why Trump Is Right about Immigration | The National Interest. For the past two years, ever since Donald Trump’s escalator ride, the immigration debate has focused on enforcement and illegality. The wall, criminal aliens, deportation, Obama’s lawless executive amnesty—it’s been all illegal immigration, all the time. And that’s as it should be, at first, because if the rules aren’t enforced, […]

Wasserman Schultz Apparently Planned to Pay IT Suspect in Pakistan

Wasserman Schultz Apparently Planned to Pay IT Suspect in Pakistan. by Luke Rosiak · August 2, 2017 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., seemingly planned to pay cyber-probe suspect and IT aide Imran Awan even while he was living in Pakistan, if the FBI hadn’t stopped him from leaving the U.S. last week. Public statements and congressional payroll records suggest Wasserman […]

Trump Backs Merit-Based Changes to Immigration System

Trump Backs Merit-Based Changes to Immigration System. by Fred Lucas · August 2, 2017 President Donald Trump, who already has taken executive actions to stem the flow of illegal immigrants, on Wednesday put the weight of the White House behind a bill to begin to modernize the nation’s immigration system by favoring new entries who bring needed skills to America. […]

LGBT Donor Threat to ‘Punish the Wicked’ Targeted Christians

LGBT Donor Threat to 'Punish the Wicked' Targeted Christians. by Steven Greenhut · August 3, 2017 Sacramento California officials are notorious for ladling on one environmental regulation after another, forcing developers to spend years or even decades producing waist-deep environmental-impact reports and dealing with endless regulatory hassles and litigation. The main tool environmentalists use to stop growth is the 1970s-era […]

Has Bullet Train Been Hoisted on Its Own Petard? | The American Spectator

Has Bullet Train Been Hoisted on Its Own Petard? | The American Spectator. by Steven Greenhut · August 3, 2017 Sacramento California officials are notorious for ladling on one environmental regulation after another, forcing developers to spend years or even decades producing waist-deep environmental-impact reports and dealing with endless regulatory hassles and litigation. The main tool environmentalists use to stop […]

Beware, Pain-Sufferers: Jeff Sessions Is Coming for Your Doctor – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Beware, Pain-Sufferers: Jeff Sessions Is Coming for Your Doctor – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Scott Shackford · August 2, 2017 Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto/Sipa/NewscomI praised a new report from a federal opioid commission yesterday because its proposals to stop the increase in deadly drug overdoses did not include harsher laws or criminal sentences. It should have occurred to me that […]

Bad News for GOP: Trump Isn’t Changing

Bad News for GOP: Trump Isn’t Changing. by Charlie Cook · July 31, 2017 President Donald Trump talks with new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly after he was privately sworn in during a ceremony in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump, Monday, July 31, 2017, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Not quite 50 years ago, one of […]

Republicans and the Lost Art of Deterrence – American Greatness

Republicans and the Lost Art of Deterrence – American Greatness. by Victor Davis Hanson · July 31, 2017 In a perfect and disinterested world, when Washington, D.C. is deluged in scandal, a nonpartisan investigator or prosecutor should survey the contemporary rotten landscape. He would then distinguish the likely guilty from the probably falsely accused—regardless of the political consequences at stake. […]

Trump Tweets & Craziness: Useful Tool Only When Limited | National Review

Trump Tweets & Craziness: Useful Tool Only When Limited | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · August 1, 2017 Occasionally insanity, real or feigned, has its political advantages —largely because of its ancillary traits of unpredictability and an aura of immunity from appeals to reason, sobriety, and moderation. Rogues often try to appear as crazy as mad hatters — […]

Top Republican congressman calls for Mueller to resign as special counsel | Fox News

Top Republican congressman calls for Mueller to resign as special counsel | Fox News. A senior Arizona congressman is calling on Robert Mueller, special counsel for the Justice Department’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling, to resign. Rep. Trent Franks, a Republican who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement Tuesday that Mueller is in violation of the […]

Et Tu, McCain? – Bob Barr

Et Tu, McCain? – Bob Barr. by Bob Barr In William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, the Roman leader declares — on the steps of the Roman Senate and just before being fatally knifed by his friend and colleague, Marcus Brutus — “Et tu, Brute?” The contemporary adaptation of that iconic scene played out just last week on the floor of […]

Of Course the UAE Wanted a Taliban Embassy – The American Interest

Of Course the UAE Wanted a Taliban Embassy – The American Interest. by Andrew Bernard · August 1, 2017 The New York Times has obtained a series of apparently hacked emails from the United Arab Emirate’s Ambassador to the United States, Yousef al-Otaiba, showing that the UAE competed with Qatar for the “honor” of hosting the Taliban’s sole foreign diplomatic […]

Scientific Integrity Committee Clears Pruitt Against Sierra Club’s ‘Climate Denier’ Charge

Scientific Integrity Committee Clears Pruitt Against Sierra Club's 'Climate Denier' Charge. The Sierra Club has failed in its attempt to label Scott Pruitt a violator of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific Integrity Policy. Pruitt is off the hook for expressing an opinion about global warming, as a scientific review panel ruled that it is within EPA policy to call for […]

Former Obama Aide Ben Rhodes now a person of interest in House Intelligence Committee unmasking investigation

Former Obama Aide Ben Rhodes now a person of interest in House Intelligence Committee unmasking investigation. Former Obama White House National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes is now an emerging as a person of interest in the House Intelligence Committee’s unmasking investigation, according to a letter sent Tuesday by the committee to the National Security Agency (NSA). This adds Rhodes to […]

Senators Unmoved by Russia’s Retaliation Against Sanctions Bill | The Weekly Standard

Senators Unmoved by Russia's Retaliation Against Sanctions Bill | The Weekly Standard. Top lawmakers on the Senate’s foreign relations committee are brushing off a retaliatory measure taken by Russia in response to a sanctions package that passed Congress overwhelmingly last week, describing the heated move as predictable. The Kremlin ordered the removal of more than 700 U.S. embassy and consulate […]

Hillary Bullied Bangladesh To Aid Donor | The Daily Caller

Hillary Bullied Bangladesh To Aid Donor | The Daily Caller. by Richard Pollock · August 1, 2017 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempted to bully tiny Bangladesh to force it to end a corruption investigation of Mohammad Yunus, a long-time Clinton family friend and Clinton Foundation donor, according to documents The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group obtained. The […]

Articles: Wasserman Schultz Subverted Democracy

Articles: Wasserman Schultz Subverted Democracy. by Daniel John Sobieski · August 1, 2017 Democrats (from the party that thinks the Electoral College is undemocratic but that unelected super delegates representing party bosses are just fine) forget how former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz tipped the scales for Hillary Clinton over a surging Bernie Sanders. She interfered in the 2016 election […]

Wray confirmed by Senate to lead FBI after Comey firing

Wray confirmed by Senate to lead FBI after Comey firing. The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed former Justice Department lawyer Christopher Wray as FBI chief, nearly three months after the agency’s previous director, James Comey, was fired by President Donald Trump. Wray, who was confirmed by vote of 92-5, will take charge of the country’s top domestic law enforcement agency […]

McConnell plans to pass tax bill with just GOP votes – POLITICO

McConnell plans to pass tax bill with just GOP votes – POLITICO. by ELANA SCHOR · August 1, 2017 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reaffirmed the GOP’s longstanding intention to shield any tax overhaul from a likely Democratic filibuster. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Senate Republicans are sticking to their plans to pass a tax bill with 50 Republican votes, despite […]

U.S. town bans residents from criticizing mosque

U.S. town bans residents from criticizing mosque. A New Jersey township that was sued by Muslims for refusing to approve a massive mosque project is returning to court because of a settlement agreement that restricts speech regarding Islam. The settlement required the township to hold a public meeting about the mosque project, but it forbade anyone from commenting on “Islam” […]

The Current Qatar Crisis Goes Way Back | The National Interest

The Current Qatar Crisis Goes Way Back | The National Interest. The dispute between Qatar and four other Arab nations is well into its second month, with no end in sight. Many in the West seem to have trouble understanding why Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt decided to cut ties with Qatar in the first […]

Conservatives to Trump: Killing Filibuster Could Be Costly

Conservatives to Trump: Killing Filibuster Could Be Costly. America would look quite different without Senate filibusters in the first six years of President Barack Obama’s administration, giving pause to conservatives as President Donald Trump demands an end to the legislative tool. “This would end the Senate as we know it, and make it just a smaller version of the House,” […]

How Scott Walker Won WI the Foxconn Plant

How Scott Walker Won WI the Foxconn Plant. by Avner Zarmi · August 1, 2017 If everything goes according to plan, the joint efforts of Wisconsin’s Republican revolution and the Trump administration are about to pay off in a deal of historic dimensions. Foxconn Technology Group, a Taiwanese multi-national corporation which is the world’s largest contract electronics firm, has agreed […]

Raw Exposure: Leftwing–Islamic Alliance Fabricated Europe’s Migration Crisis | The American Spectator

Raw Exposure: Leftwing–Islamic Alliance Fabricated Europe’s Migration Crisis | The American Spectator. by Victor Gaetan · August 1, 2017 By now, we recognize fake news, dragging citizens down endless rabbit holes. What about “deviously misleading” news, especially coverage of far away problems? The American public has been subjected to international reporting grievously one sided — namely, left sided — forcing […]

Stossel: Stop! You Need a License To Do that Job! – Reason.com

Stossel: Stop! You Need a License To Do that Job! – Reason.com. by John Stossel · August 1, 2017 “Bottleneckers” use occupational licensing to screw competitors and innovation in the name of keeping us safe. & Naomi Brockwell | August 1, 2017 Whether you’re a doctor, an electrician, a teacher, a cab driver, a hair stylist—even a tour guide!—the government […]

Gen. John Kelly, an adult in the West Wing

Gen. John Kelly, an adult in the West Wing. by Washington Examiner · July 31, 2017 The installation of a new chief of staff and the firing of a communications director on Monday could reflect continuing chaos in a White House run by novices. But we have decided to hold out the hope that the latest moves, the installation of […]

White House shakeup watch: Why the media prefer Kelly over Priebus | Fox News

White House shakeup watch: Why the media prefer Kelly over Priebus | Fox News. by Howard Kurtz The media spent so many months predicting that Reince Priebus was on his way out that his actual ouster almost seems anticlimactic. There was a collective judgment in the press that he was a weak chief of staff, so every time something went […]

Coal Is No. 1 – Stephen Moore

Coal Is No. 1 – Stephen Moore. by Stephen Moore Quick: What was the No. 1 source of electricity production in the U.S. during the first half of 2017? If you answered renewable energy, you were wrong by a mile. If you answered natural gas, you were wrong by a tiny amount. According to the Energy Information Administration, which tracks […]

How America Is Taking the Wind Out of Saudi Aramco’s IPO – The American Interest

How America Is Taking the Wind Out of Saudi Aramco’s IPO – The American Interest. by Adam Garfinkle · July 31, 2017 Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, is going public next year. The company’s spokespeople believe this public offering will be record breaking, and expect the five percent of the company expected to be on offer will be […]

Union PR Firm, Seattle Mayor Coordinated on Pro-$15 Minimum Wage Berkeley Study

Union PR Firm, Seattle Mayor Coordinated on Pro-$15 Minimum Wage Berkeley Study. Newly published emails reveal that the Seattle mayor’s office coordinated with academics and a union public relations firm to rush a study purporting to downplay job and wage losses associated with a $15 minimum wage. Democratic Mayor Ed Murray’s office turned to the University of California, Berkeley, to […]

U.S. Companies Post Profit Growth Not Seen in Six Years – WSJ

U.S. Companies Post Profit Growth Not Seen in Six Years – WSJ. By Theo Francis and Thomas Gryta Updated July 30, 2017 7:43 p.m. ET 117 COMMENTS America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar and stronger consumer spending. […]

Welcome to the West Wing, John Kelly | The Weekly Standard

Welcome to the West Wing, John Kelly | The Weekly Standard. John Kelly begins his first week on the job as chief of staff at a time of great challenge in the White House. President Donald Trump’s first major legislative effort, repealing Obamacare, has failed. Prospects for the next agenda items—tax reform, a budget deal, infrastructure, immigration—are dim. North Korea […]

Report: Kelly Says He Convinced Trump To Quit | The Daily Caller

Report: Kelly Says He Convinced Trump To Quit | The Daily Caller. by Eric Owens · July 31, 2017 New White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly believes he has convinced President Donald Trump to abandon his pledge to construct a large and lengthy wall along the border separating the United States and Mexico, according to The New Yorker. […]

People Don’t Believe NYT Or WaPo Anymore | The Daily Caller

People Don't Believe NYT Or WaPo Anymore | The Daily Caller. by Grace Carr · July 31, 2017 Vanity Fair designated the growing number of people who don’t trust what they read in The Washington Post and The New York Times as an “existential threat” to the two media organizations in the September issue of the magazine. The papers have […]

Articles: Green Delusions and the Wind Bully

Articles: Green Delusions and the Wind Bully. by Norman Rogers · July 31, 2017 Green ideology is a collection of beliefs and superstitions that have been elevated into a religious cult. The green cult is rife with contradictions and dogma. For example, people in Wisconsin must eat fresh natural food, grown locally…and Wisconsin farmers are still working on the problem […]

Disturbing Pelosi connection to shooting of GOP congressman

Disturbing Pelosi connection to shooting of GOP congressman. When a Bernie Sanders-loving, leftist gunman shot Rep. Steve Scalise and three others during a GOP baseball practice June 14, the U.S. Capitol Police elite tactical team mistakenly headed to Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s house several miles away, according to an internal investigation by the department. The scene of the shooting was at […]

Why Trump, Schumer Spat Over Obamacare’s Cost-Sharing Is Scary

Why Trump, Schumer Spat Over Obamacare’s Cost-Sharing Is Scary. by Christopher Jacobs · July 31, 2017 Leaders in both parties engaged in rhetorical bluster over the weekend regarding Obamacare’s cost-sharing reductions. Those payments to insurers for lowering deductibles and co-payments—ruled unconstitutional by a federal district court judge last May—remain in political limbo, and a subject of no small controversy. But […]

Kelly shows his clout: Scaramucci out as WH chief moves in

Kelly shows his clout: Scaramucci out as WH chief moves in. Firmly taking charge in an unruly White House, former Gen. John Kelly moved in Monday as President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff and immediately made sure that Trump’s profanity-spouting new communications director was shown the door, ignominiously ousted after less than two weeks on the job. It was […]

Hungarian PM: ‘Soros Empire’ plans to de-Christianize Europe

Hungarian PM: ‘Soros Empire’ plans to de-Christianize Europe. George Soros and the European Union are behind a plan to create a “mixed, Islamized Europe” according to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who further iterated that the only way to halt this demographic replacement of Christian Europeans is through a return to pro-sovereignty, pro-family values and policies. In a speech entitled […]

North Korea’s ICBM Test is a Win for Iran | The National Interest

North Korea’s ICBM Test is a Win for Iran | The National Interest. North Korea’s recent test of an intercontinental ballistic missile is a game changer. Only last month, Secretary of Defense James Mattis told Congress that the despotic nation was the “most urgent and dangerous threat to peace and security.” Kim Jong-un’s new missile launch confirms Secretary Mattis’s assessment. […]

Wasserman Schultz IT Aide in Pakistan Rushes to Liquidate Assets in US

Wasserman Schultz IT Aide in Pakistan Rushes to Liquidate Assets in US. by Luke Rosiak · July 31, 2017 Imran Awan, a congressional aide arrested by the FBI after wiring $300,000 to Pakistan and misrepresenting the purpose, also previously wired money there and was frantically liquidating multiple real estate properties on the day he was arrested, The Daily Caller News […]

The Regime Change Solution in Korea – WSJ

The Regime Change Solution in Korea – WSJ. By The Editorial Board July 30, 2017 4:55 p.m. ET 96 COMMENTS The North Korean crisis is accelerating as dictator Kim Jong Un moves closer to holding U.S. cities hostage to nuclear blackmail. Some in the U.S. intelligence community are admitting they have underestimated the threat, and President Trump again tweeted his […]

Trump right to reverse Obama’s transgender experiment on the military

Trump right to reverse Obama's transgender experiment on the military. by Washington Examiner · July 30, 2017 In 2016, President Barack Obama lifted the ban on openly transgendered people entering military service. His administration announced, further, that the Pentagon would pay for medical gender transitions. This was viewed as necessary lest transgendered servicemembers turned instead to suicide, or drug and […]

Trump fuels doubts over GOP’s agenda | TheHill

Trump fuels doubts over GOP’s agenda | TheHill. by Alexander Bolton · July 31, 2017 Republicans are facing serious doubts about their ability to enact big portions of their agenda in the wake of the collapse of their ObamaCare repeal effort and turmoil at the White House. A week before President Trump hits the 200-day mark of his presidency, the […]

Vladimir Putin cuts American diplomatic staffers by 755 in response to sanctions

Vladimir Putin cuts American diplomatic staffers by 755 in response to sanctions. by Kelly Cohen · July 30, 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ordered a reduction of 755 U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia. Putin made the announcement in a clip shown on state-run Rossiya 1 television. “Over 1,000 employees — diplomats and technical workers — worked and continue […]

John McCain’s Obamacare Vote Was Indefensible | National Review

John McCain’s Obamacare Vote Was Indefensible | National Review. by John Fund · July 30, 2017 In 2008, presidential candidate John McCain bravely proposed a health-care reform that Fortune magazine said was a giant step toward “laissez faire liberty” in health care. He wanted to empower consumers to find the best health care and even end the tax break for […]

Trump strong-arms ObamaCare back to table; holdout Collins says ‘job is not done’ | Fox News

Trump strong-arms ObamaCare back to table; holdout Collins says 'job is not done' | Fox News. by Joseph Weber Senate Republicans ended July in humiliating and seemingly final defeat over repealing and replacing ObamaCare, but relentless pressure this weekend from President Trump and reports of yet another potentially winning bill has sparked renewed hope of success within the party. Sen. […]

The Lie(s) and Tragedies of Obamacare – Jack Kerwick

The Lie(s) and Tragedies of Obamacare – Jack Kerwick. by Jack Kerwick Those Republicans who failed to keep their promise to repeal Obamacare, a promise that they repeatedly made over a span of some seven years, will get their comeuppance. Given their failure, as well as the obscene moral posturing in which Democrats are engaging at present, now is as […]

Elizabeth Warren Again Calls for ‘Equal Pay,’ Ignores Pay Gap in Own Office

Elizabeth Warren Again Calls for 'Equal Pay,' Ignores Pay Gap in Own Office. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) spoke out on the issue of gender pay equality in a speech on Thursday without noting the equal pay shortcomings in her own senate office, where women earned a fraction of what was earned by men in 2016. In an address to […]

U.S. THAAD missile hits test target amid growing pressure from North Korea

U.S. THAAD missile hits test target amid growing pressure from North Korea. By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said it shot down a medium-range target ballistic missile in its latest test of the country’s THAAD missile defense program, which is designed to protect the country against potential threats from countries such as North Korea and Iran. […]

Defining Trumpism Down | The Weekly Standard

Defining Trumpism Down | The Weekly Standard. By The Editors The Weekly Standard · August 7, 2017 THE MAGAZINE: From the August 7 Issue We’re not fans of adding “ism” to the names of presidents—“Reaganism” and “Jeffersonianism” make sense to describe those men’s political worldviews, but you wouldn’t use the formulations “Fordism” or “Clintonism” and expect to be understood. Nonetheless, […]

Watchdog Gave Grassley False Information | The Daily Caller

Watchdog Gave Grassley False Information | The Daily Caller. by Ethan Barton · July 30, 2017 Former Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Inspector General (IG) David Montoya gave false information and omitted key facts in a letter to Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Montoya erroneously attributed […]

Articles: ‘Collusion’ Collapses: Dem Congressional Espionage Ring Takes Center Ring

Articles: 'Collusion' Collapses: Dem Congressional Espionage Ring Takes Center Ring. by Clarice Feldman · July 30, 2017 In truth, the Russians “colluded” through GPS Fusion to harm, not help, Trump and the evidence of that is coming out. It’s time to repeal the Special Counsel law which has now been used twice to hamstring two Republican Presidents, has dubious constitutional […]

Trump plan on China may come as soon as this week – POLITICO

Trump plan on China may come as soon as this week – POLITICO. “Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet they do NOTHING for us with North Korea,” President Donald Trump tweeted. | Saul Loeb/Pool/AP Photo President Donald Trump’s top advisers are huddling behind the scenes in a […]

Putin says US will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff

Putin says US will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday the United States would have to cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755, heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow three days after the U.S. Congress approved sanctions against Russia. In response, the U.S. State Department deemed it “a regrettable and […]

Bombshell dropped on ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ mantra

Bombshell dropped on ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ mantra. Something very odd but extremely significant just happened in American politics, in practically the blink of an eye. The establishment media have gone from virtual 24/7 coverage of the narrative that President Trump colluded with Russia to crickets, and they did it overnight. How far has Russia fallen off the media’s radar? So […]

Why China Should Fear Donald Trump’s Tweets | The National Interest

Why China Should Fear Donald Trump's Tweets | The National Interest. President Trump’s two-part tweet Saturday, coming after his June 20 tweet, signals nothing no less than a reversal of four decades of U.S. China policy. At about the same time, America’s ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, indicated the time for diplomacy with regard to North Korea is at […]

Trump Shouldn’t ‘Hold Back’ as North Korea Tests Missiles, Expert Advises

Trump Shouldn't 'Hold Back' as North Korea Tests Missiles, Expert Advises. President Donald Trump needs to get tougher with North Korea by using existing legal options after the communist regime’s weekend progress in improving its capability to strike the continental U.S. with an intercontinental ballistic missile, a Heritage Foundation analyst said Sunday night. That is a better course than to […]

Accused Oregon Rapist Deported 13 Times Since 2008

Accused Oregon Rapist Deported 13 Times Since 2008. by Rick Moran An illegal alien accused of raping an Oregon woman has been deported at least 13 times since 2008 and was the subject of an ICE detainer request placed in December of last year while he was being held in the Multnomah County Jail on local charges. The county released […]

Homeland Security Chairman McCaul: Trump’s foreign policy is strong and decisive. We have stopped ‘leading from behind,’ we are putting America first | Fox News

Homeland Security Chairman McCaul: Trump's foreign policy is strong and decisive. We have stopped 'leading from behind,' we are putting America first | Fox News. by Michael McCaul While there are plenty of critics of President Trump’s approach and style, many of his foreign policy decisions have been strong and decisive and stand in stark contrast to those of the […]

Charlie Gard case shows overreach of state on medical care – Washington Times

Charlie Gard case shows overreach of state on medical care – Washington Times. The sad news broke Monday that Charlie Gard’s parents have given up the fight to save their 11-month-old baby’s life. “The window of opportunity has been lost,” due to time wasted in the parents’ legal battles to save the child’s life. “It’s too late for Charlie,” family […]

Trump Delivers in Rust Belt – The American Interest

Trump Delivers in Rust Belt – The American Interest. From the Wall Street Journal, a more important story than most of the media noise about White House dysfunction and Beltway shenanigans: Foxconn Technology Group, which helped turn China into the center of electronics manufacturing, said it would build a $10 billion plant in Wisconsin to make display panels used in […]